Are you sure you have the Velocity 2 block? Because doing what you say wouldn't be possible on the 2 because it threads in from under the motherboard and loosening it too much would lift the block off the CPU.
I have the Obsidian 1000D case and the EK Volicity2 AM5 and have access to the board back plate in the back. Go ahead try and set AI Overclock and play MWII for about 2 hrs, I bet you will get Code 00
I've only been having issues with this board from day 1 ... I even went as far as to getting a brand new ram kit at my own expense to make sure it wasn't the ram causing issues...
I've tried all revisions of the BIOS and even running the latest ( 1003 ) to see if by chance it would fix the random 00 codes and other anomalies.
All but given up - I logged the board for RMA today in a hope that I can get it swopped for something else and I can finally game in peace without having to worry about this sh!t.
AMD 7950x, X670e HERO , 4 sticks of G SKill F5-5600J2834F16G, Corsair AX1600i PSU and ASUS 4090 Gaming OC.
Temps are good
Voltages are Good
So i give up ...
Thanks, but i don't think anyone wants to declock theis CPU just to get the board to play nice ;(
I've been running an ASUS X670e Extreme now for almost 2 weeks. Not a single issue...
Sent the HERO board in for RMA, i don't want that POS back again. Spent 3 months trying different stuff to get it to run stable. 😞